Ayoka Lee set a new Kansas State women’s single-game scoring record with 43 points in the Wildcats’ 103-40 season-opening win over Central Arkansas on Tuesday.
Lee broke the record set by Brittany Chambers, who scored 42 points on March 21, 2013, when the Wildcats faced Texas Southern in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. Lee is just the third player in program history to score at least 40 points in a single game.
Last season, Lee set a career-high with 19.1 points per game last season and earned All-Big 12 First Team honors. She was the only player in Division I to shoot 60 percent from the floor and 80 percent from the free-throw line.
Lee ended up shooting 17-of-25 from the floor, with a 9-for-12 clip at the free-throw line. She also set a career high with three steals, while pulling down nine rebounds and blocking four shots. Lee played a little less than 24 minutes against UCA.
Lee wasn’t the only Wildcat to set a program high in the game, either. Guard Serena Sundell, a freshman, set the K-State single game record for most assists in a game with nine.
Guard Emilee Ebert scored 16 points, while Rebekah Dallinger added 11 in her first game with the Wildcats.
Lee, Ebert and Dallinger combined for 70 points, just the third time since the 1986-87 season the Wildcats have done that.
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